Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Good T Stands For Tuesday Morning!
Was just coffee last night (and this morning) while I worked on letters. I finished up a couple in the past two days but still have five more ready to answer. I get them all set up like this with envelopes addressed and ready to write. The folded paper towel below the pen there is just to keep my hand from getting oil on the paper while I write or to use if I need to lay my left hand on the paper to hold it down for a while--so I don't get ink on my hands. The metal rack is where I set my laptop when I move it over to the craft/writing table. The lazy susan is always there filled with art, craft, and writing supplies.
In the box cover by the lamp base I have seven fountain pens inked up (with Goulet Pens ink drop samples) and there's my trusty black timer in front of the lamp base. I use all those various clips on the lamp and the box cover to hold the paper for me because I can't grip or press very long (muscle damage in my left hand/arm). I have all kinds of little helper tools like that around. After 20 years you are so used to them that you forget about them, you know? And my trusty wooden blotter is there at the bottom left. The two pen pots: one on the left holds sets of Triplus, Le Pens, and Sharpie Pens. The pot on the right holds the gels--more variety there: Slicci, Maica, Hi-Tec C, Juice, Sarasa, Mach II, a couple more odd ones, and my annoying Waterman fountain pen that has to be stored nib up or it leaks all over inside the cap (grrr!). Oh, and in the corner of the box cover is a stack of little paper towel rectangles I cut up to have handy if I get any nib creeping or dripping with any of my fountain pens. Doesn't happen often (except with my Waterman), but when it does--I am prepared. ;)
Letter writing is what I'm going to be up to today, too. You can see why I usually spend a few hours every day writing letters--and why it may take me a while to respond sometimes--but such fun chatting away on paper! :)
Oh! I decided what I am ordering myself for my birthday in March--a bunch of Dylusion sprays and Distress stains! These old misters of mine are driving me nuts, for one thing, plus I have gotten so much more into vivid color the past couple years. The Dylusion sprays react with water, but the Distress stains won't once they are dry. I love stencils, but I haven't been using them because my few sprays clog up right away even after I have cleaned them and are too pale for me anymore, anyways. Be good for surface shimmer, though. I can hardly wait! Color will be coming!!
And before you say anything--yes, I can use stencils with other media than just sprays--and I have--but I love the sprays the best. ;)
Can you tell Miss Karma has had her picture taken since she was a kitten? She heard the whir of the camera opening...
...pretended she wasn't interested in what I was doing with some carpet sniffing.
I stayed really still and didn't make a sound inbetween clicks...so Karma had to roll over even though she was so tired her eyes were closed the whole time--LOL!
She finally had to peek at me.
Are you done yet?
We've got 20 to 30 below wind chill warnings out again today.
I just had a huge box pop up that told me "you have logged out from another location". WTH!!?? Asked me if I wanted to log back in? I just closed the box. Now maybe I will have trouble posting this. Blogger drives me crazy sometimes.
Oh, and all of a sudden yesterday--when I went to watch some of the youtubers I follow half of their video screen would be hidden underneath the wide information bar on the left--or there would be white space to the right and you had to scroll down because the video screen had popped down below the side bar. Weird! Not everyone's channel--yet--but who knows what they're up to now! Some were just the same as they always were, but several of them were all messed up so you couldn't watch them. Half a screen? Not good. Seems like they are always changing things--that don't appear to be broken, you know? Has anyone else noticed this half-covered screen issue?
Well, time to get moving. The letters are still waiting for me at the table. The sun is shining. I have enough gourds and pumpkins. ;)
It's a good day.
"Do not be small minded. Do not pray for gourds and pumpkins from God, when you should be asking for pure love and pure knowledge to dawn within every heart."
Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa